Round 2 for March Madness begins on Saturday, March 16th. Are there any upset picks you need to bet on now? Let’s find out.
Upset Picks March Madness Round 2
Can Buffalo take down Kentucky as a +6 dog? What’s going to happen when Loyola-Chicago battles the Tennessee Volunteers? Is Kansas the first #1-seed susceptible to a loss in the 2018 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament? Keep reading to find out!
#13 Buffalo vs #5 Kentucky
When: Saturday, March 17 at 5:15 pm ET
Where: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
Odds: Buffalo +6
Analysis: Buffalo was unbelievable versus the Arizona Wildcats in Round 1. As a close to 9-point dog, the Bulls dominated Zona 89 to 68. Buffalo’s victory wasn’t just due to Zona playing as if they were teaching a class on how to mail it in before you even try.
Buffalo played awesome defense throughout the entire game. They also managed to get their three-point shooters open on almost every possession. That won’t happen versus Kentucky. What might happen, though, is Kentucky failing to adjust to whatever the Bulls throw at them on the offensive and defensive ends.
The Bulls could win this Round 2 matchup straight up.
Upset Pick: Buffalo
#11 Loyola-Chicago vs #3 Tennessee
When: Saturday, March 17 at 6:10 pm ET
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Odds: Loyola-Chicago +6
Analysis: The Miami Hurricanes were only 1.5 favorites over the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. The Ramblers beat Miami 64 to 62 in Round 1. Can the Ramblers keep it going versus Tennessee?
I think they most definitely can! Loyola-Chicago hasn’t lost since January 31 when Bradley beat them 69 to 67. The problem with facing the Ramblers is that when they must, they can push the pace. However, they often don’t have to push the pace.
Loyola-Chicago has allowed only one team to score more than 54 points against them in their last 4. That was Miami in a loss.
The Ramblers roll.
Upset Pick: Loyola-Chicago
#8 Seton Hall vs #1 Kansas
When: Saturday, March 17 at 7:10 pm ET
Where: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
Odds: Seton Hall +4.5
Analysis: The Kansas Jayhawks are a very good basketball team. The thing is, the Big East has been close to phenomenal in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Already Butler, Villanova, Seton Hall have moved on.
Kansas’ Big East foe on Saturday, Seton Hall, has everything it will take to upset the Kansas Jayhawks on the money line. Seton Hall was ranked in the Top 15 at one point during this season. The Pirates lost in overtime to Villanova. Then, they beat Butler. Then, they lost to Butler in overtime in the Big East Tournament.
They also squashed NC State in Round 1. I like Seton Hall on the money line.
Upset Pick: Seton Hall